Published on: November 6, 2021
On Saturday, the undefeated England will face South Africa in the 39th match of the 2021 T20 World Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Ground. This game will be played as part of the first group encounter in the Super 12 round of the ICC event. The conflict between England and South Africa will be held at 7:30 p.m. IST and 6:00 p.m. local time.
Although England qualified for the 2021 T20 World Cup semi-finals with a record of four wins and four losses, for Proteas, Saturday’s clash will be a life-and-death match. Australia and South Africa both locked six points. After the game on Saturday, one of the two teams will advance to the semi-finals.
Australia will take action against the West Indies earlier in the day. If they win the last Super 12 games, they will rise to 8 points. This means that South Africa will not only beat England, but also end the semifinals with a better running rate than the Australians. Considering that England has hardly shown any weaknesses in the World Cup so far, this is a daunting task in itself.
If Australia drops to the West Indies and South Africa also loses to England, another situation will occur. In this case, the net running rate will determine the second semifinalist in the first group. If Windies beat Australia and South Africa beat England, Proteas will advance as the second team. However, the British have a great chance of winning.
The England team took the lead in the last game against Sri Lanka and showed their versatility. Jos Butler hit a great thump, and Eoin Morgan found some form with 40 points. . The high-quality bowling lineup then does the rest. The game between South Africa and Bangladesh was easy because they won without any challenge. However, they will have to stage a wonderful game against England.
XI for England forecast: Jason Roy, Joss Butler (week), David Maran, Johnny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Ian Morgan (c), Moen Ali, Chris Vox, David Wiley, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid
South Africa’s prediction 11: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
The best fantasy choice for the conflict between England and South Africa: Jose Butler, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Quinton De Cock, Rasi Van der Dusen, Cajiso Rabada
——Renning Wilburn Albert